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Kuwaitis forced an American international school to apologise after a teacher 'broke local morals' and gave her students a map that includes Israel.

Book Club: Jim Wolfreys illuminates both the uniqueness of France's anti-Muslim backlash and its broader implications for the West.

The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

Few of the pro-democracy protesters who took the Middle East by storm in 2011 had a flag to raise or leader to follow. But all had a song to sing.

Tunisian England-Argentina referee praises 'wonderful' Maradona as Arabs mourn

The New Arab Staff

Tunisian England-Argentina referee praises 'wonderful' Maradona as Arabs mourn

In a New Arab interview, Ali Ben Nasser, who refereed the 1986 Argentina-England match mourned Diego Maradona while insisting he was 'not ...

Diaspora in Bloom: Spotlighting contemporary Assyrian art and identity

Sahar Esfandiari

Diaspora in Bloom: Spotlighting contemporary Assyrian art and identity

A virtual but intimate exhibition aims to showcase modern-day Assyrian art created by the ancient community's widespread diaspora, exploring the ...

Sarah Khalil

Lebanon's revolution: How art turned into a political weapon

On the first anniversary of Lebanon's October uprising, The New Arab speaks to the artists who used their talent to amplify voices on the ground.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Arab artists boycott UAE after Israel deal

A number of Arab artists have withdrawn from Emirati-run exhibitions and competitions in opposition to last month's agreement to normalise ties ...

Horriya Marzouk

Between the lines: Egypt's censorship crackdown targets book translations

Egypt's top translation institution has barred foreign books that criticise religion or violate social values, with fears it could extend to ...

The New Arab Staff

Afghan all-female robotics team creates ventilator amid coronavirus

A group of female scientists in Afghanistan have developed a special ventilator to help tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jaddoland: An intergenerational portrait of love (land) and loss

Nazli Tarzi

Jaddoland: An intergenerational portrait of love (land) and loss

Nadia Shihab's Jaddoland is an intimate exploration of identity and belonging across three generations of an Iraqi family in Texas.

Paul McLoughlin

'Mute': A Syrian protest that is louder than words

Syrians are holding a silent protest outside a German courthouse where two alleged Assad regime security officials are standing trial for ...

Al Yamaniah: Subverting the stereotypes about Yemeni women

Sahar Esfandiari

Al Yamaniah: Subverting the stereotypes about Yemeni women

Al Yamaniah is shining a spotlight on the creative talents of Yemeni women.

Sisterhood shines as Muslim women face Ramadan under lockdown

Diana Alghoul

Sisterhood shines as Muslim women face Ramadan under lockdown

Many Muslim women under lockdown miss their friends and family, but for them, sisterhood knows no distance.

How lockdown is dismantling borders for Arab artists

Anu Shukla

How lockdown is dismantling borders for Arab artists

Lockdown is bringing an ironic sense of freedom to artists in the Middle East, with live streams dismantling borders and opening frontiers like ...

Hollywood artist tutors Arabic-speaking kids during pandemic

The New Arab & agencies

Hollywood artist tutors Arabic-speaking kids during pandemic

Ali Adeeb, a Syrian-born animation artist who works at Warner Bros. Entertainment, and her sister Sandi, a university lecturer, set up ...

The New Arab

How the LGBT+ community is coping with the Coronavirus

Our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond. In this episode we bring to light heart-warming stories from the tragedy of coronavirus pandemic

The New Arab

The New Arab Voice Podcast: Compelling audio journalism

The New Arab Voice podcast brings you compelling audio journalism from the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and beyond.

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Turkish musicians have spread an important message on social distancing via an improvised version of an Italian leftist anthem. Somali doctors ...

The New Arab

Turkey detains 11 over 'coronavirus-themed' house party

More than 80 people attended a coronavirus-themed house party in Turkey's Istanbul, despite precautionary measures and social distancing pleas.

Turkish orchestra, stuck at home, creates anti-coronavirus #StayAtHome anthem

The New Arab

Turkish orchestra, stuck at home, creates anti-coronavirus #StayAtHome anthem

The Istanbul Orchestra turned anti-fascist anthem 'Bella Ciao' into a song advocating washing hands and staying at home during the coronavirus ...

Malia Bouattia

Quarantined for now, Algeria's protesters vow to return

Comment: Algerians may be under quarantine, but their desire for freedom will not be confined forever, writes Malia Bouattia.

Waqas Ahmed: The Muslim renaissance man championing human versatility

Sadek Hamid

Waqas Ahmed: The Muslim renaissance man championing human versatility

The New Arab Meets: Author Waqas Ahmed, whose new book champions the power of human versatility and explores the importance of cross-discipline ...

Music preserves Palestine in the face of Israel

Diana Alghoul

Music preserves Palestine in the face of Israel

Music makes the world a better place, but for Palestinians, it imprints their place in this world.

Kafranbel: Iconic revolutionary town falls to the Assad regime

Amr Salahi

Kafranbel: Iconic revolutionary town falls to the Assad regime

The town of Kafranbel in Idlib province, which rose to global fame with its satirical protest slogans and revolutionary art, has now been ...

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